Spot News, first prize singles
May 22, 2010
Budapest, Hungary A man falls to his death from a turret of Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, after covering himself in flammable liquid and setting himself alight. Firemen had tried for half an hour to convince the man, aged around 40, to come down. His motives for suicide are not known.
Technical information & keywords
KeywordsLiberty Bridge (Budapest, Hungary) Szabadság híd (Liberty Bridge, Budapest, Hungary) Suicide Self-immolation
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About the photographer
Péter Lakatos was born in Hungary in 1975, and studied engineering and education before turning to photography. From 1995 to 2002, he worked on the production side of radio and television for Hungarian national broadcasting companies. He then worked freelance as a writer and photojournalist for various Hungarian newspapers and magazines before contracting as a photojournalist to the Hungarian Press Agency (MTI). Among his honors are two Hungarian Press Photo Awards (2010 and 2011).